While the Fox Business News debate didn’t provide fireworks, it sure started arguments – the kind the Republican Party needs. According to the New York Times, the debate kicked off a robust battle of ideas.
Conservatives, with outsized influence on the GOP primary process, have long agreed on fiscal policy, especially cutting taxes and spending. But we’ve never settled our differences on immigration and foreign policy. Guys like Donald Trump say we’re all wet on immigration; isolationists like Rand Paul think too many of us are war hawks. The debate brought these differences to the table, and it’s long overdue.
These policy positions will decide who’s the Republican nominee, and Politico analyzed who exactly can beat Hillary Clinton. You know whose name was conspicuously absent? Jeb Bush. He’s on life support.